Seaweed’s (Kelp & Bladder wrack): A rich source of Iodine, essential for thyroid function, weight control and growth and development. Also rich in minerals including magnesium essential to calcium metabolism, muscle health, energy, cardiovascular health, hormonal balance and nerve function. Magnesium also works with vitamins C, B6, pantothenic acid and zinc to help support the adrenals and help with stress.
Alfalfa: A highly nutritious food containing numerous vitamins and minerals along with digestive enzymes. Commonly used for digestive disturbances, to aid detox, heart health, immunity and vitality.
Fenugreek: A well known digestive tonic, shown to increase gastric secretions and aiding digestion. Research also suggests that Fenugreek can help lower high cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Rich in potassium, Calcium and Iron. A good source of vitamin K.
Parsley: Highly nutritious, rich in Beta carotene, folic acid, silica, calcium and potassium.
Nettle: Traditionally used for kidney support, skin irritations and as an anti-histamine. Nettle is highly nutritious containing many vitamins and Minerals especially Iron
Astragalus: Helps to support the immune system, improve endurance and help with stress. Supports cardiovascular health and liver and kidney function.
Spirulina: Rich in essential amino acids and contains 30 times more beta-carotene than carrots. A good source of B vitamins, especially high in vitamin B12 (about four times as much as raw liver). One of best known sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) an important fatty acid for heart and joint health. Spirulina has about the same calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium content as milk, and a vitamin E (tocopherol) level comparable to wheat germ.
Nutritional Yeast: A rich source of B vitamins, Biotin, PABA and Inositol, and minerals including Zinc, Calcium and Chromium. Helps promote healthy skin and coat. Supports the nervous system.
Rose Hips: Rich in vitamin C, a potent anti oxidant helping neutralise free radicals in the body. Immune supportive. Cardiovascular support, Cell protective, Joint support, Anti–Allergic.
Beetroot: Since Roman times beetroot has been used for its health benefits. Rich in anti-oxidants. Great for boosting stamina and making muscles work harder. It also contains potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid. Research has shown that beetroot can help reduce blood pressure as well as its associated risks such as heart attacks and strokes. Beetroot also improves blood supply to the brain, which may be useful with memory and brain health.
Chia Seeds: Rich in polyunsaturated fats, especially omega-3 fatty acids. Chia seeds' lipid profile is composed of 60 percent omega-3s, making them one of the richest plant-based sources of these fatty acids -- specifically, of alpha-linoleic acid, or ALA. The omega-3s in chia seeds can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol. High in fibre, associated with reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and regulating bowel function.
Turmeric: Many studies show that Turmeric has major benefits for your body and brain. Shown to supports liver function, helping to protect against toxins. A digestive tonic, helping with gastritis and hyper-acidity. A well-known potent anti-inflammatory.
Aniseed: An excellent source of many essential B-complex vitamins such as pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamine. Pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) helps increase GABA neuro-chemical levels in the brain. The seeds are the great source of minerals like calcium, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is a cofactor for many vital enzymes and is also required in the production of red blood cells. The seeds also contains good amounts of anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-C and vitamin-A.